It is testament to his abilities and passion for life, that Brian had a rich and varied employment history, ending with a successful career in publishing, including collaborations with the United Nations.

Notably, he had been one of the first travelling oil light shows in the late 60s, where he had rubbed shoulders with many musical protagonists of the time.

Brian was a committed Bob Dylan fan, and had been delighted to see his inspiration be awarded the Nobel prize for literature.

A self-coined hippy, Brian was a talented poet and wrote prolifically throughout his life. He was famed in his home town of Barnet, Hertfordshire, (where he was affectionately known as ‘Cornish’), for his witty one liners and sage advice.

Brian had been an active member of his Barnet community, participating in local festivals and campaigns, though Falmouth, his birthplace, forever remained his spiritual home.

He is remembered for his sense of humour and donning a ‘CRAP’ costume at a fancy dress party - Cornish Revolutionary Activist Party. In later years, he liked to collect hand crafted tribal instruments for his grandchildren and developed a passion for devouring crime novels.

A loving, kind man, with time for everyone, Brian leaves behind his father, wife, daughter and son, his stepdaughter and two grandchildren, along with a philosophy to remain positive in the face of adversity always.

Mr Brian Kenneth Rollason was born on December 12, 1948 and died on October 26, 2016.

Mr Rollason’s funeral will be held at Swanpool Cemetery Chapel on Saturday, December 10 at 10.30am.

Obituary written by Maria Kordowicz (step daughter). From: Swanvale, Falmouth. Wife: Anna Rollason